Sinanan: I’m open to MPs’ objections

Opposition Leader Basdeo Panday yesterday said he could not say when Opposition MPs would meet with Sinanan on the issue but repeated his position that Sinanan is wrong in law.

“I think other members will meet with him,” Panday said.

UNC political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar flexed her muscles last Friday by having Warner appointed whip over Panday’s choice of Roodal Moonilal.

Subsequently, Panday fired back saying he would not rule out removing Persad-Bissessar loyalists from the Senate, a move that would have been seen as payback for Persad-Bissessar’s exercise of authority in the Lower House.

Yesterday, however, Panday did not recommend to President George Maxwell Richards that Senator Lyndira Oudit’s appointment be revoked. Instead, Panday recommended that Kirt Conrad Walrond be appointed a temporary senator to act in place of UNC Senator Jennifer Jones Kernahan.

Yesterday Oudit was not appointed to sit on a joint select committee for a finance bill. Instead Senate Minority Leader Wade Mark and Senator Sharon Gopaul Mc Nicol were appointed to sit on the committee alongside Attorney General John Jeremie, Conrad Enill, Mariano Browne and Subhas Ramkhelwan.

In cross-talk in the Senate yesterday, Mark, who lost the post of UNC deputy political leader at last month’s party polls, joked that the only way he will leave the Senate is if he is in Government.


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